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BDNY 2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE AGENDA

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Day 1

Day 2

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14


CONFERENCE

Celebrating New York: What’s to Come (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Main Stage

Owners and design teams explore the city’s new and emerging lodging properties in a design-centric look at development. Start spreading the news: Hospitality never sleeps in New York.

PanelistsJulie Frank – senior vice president of designHighgate
Brad Wilson – , Ace
Design and Development: Where Development Is Happening (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Main Stage

BDNY scouts the industry’s development hotspots, with a data-driven view of the pipeline—and the who, what, when, and where behind it.

PanelistsBen Cary – , Accor
Rika Lisslö – vice president developmentHyatt Hotels Corporation
Jonathan Falik – , JF Capital Advisers
NextGen Living: How Hospitality Is Reshaping Housing (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

Main Stage

With a white-hot US housing market, the smart money is on design—changing things up in big ways and leaning into hospitality for best-of-breed ideas.

PanelistsAnne Wilkinson – , BAMO

Hotel of Tomorrow®: HOT Project Reimagines the Future – Presented by The Gettys Group (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)

Main Stage

The Hotel of Tomorrow® Project global think tank drives hospitality innovation through collaboration among 325+ designers, operators, brands, and researchers who are reimagining a futuristic hotel and restaurant guest experience.

PanelistRon Swidler – Chief Innovation OfficerThe Gettys Group

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15


Boutique Design Power Players: Women Leaders in Hospitality Breakfast and Discussion (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)

Main Stage

A Boutique Design signature event, presented in partnership with NEWH, gathers thought-leaders in design, operations, investment, and manufacturing for a lively, strategic discussion of industry challenges, opportunities, and trends.

Panelists

Mary Gilmore – , J.T. Campo
Sally Faulkner – , Faulkner Locke

Brand Central (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Main Stage

How are industry leaders responding to a market with enormous opportunities and seismic pressures? Hear from established and up-and-coming brands regarding factors driving new offerings, and what designers need to know to stay up to speed.

Panelists

Kavitha Iyer – , IHG

Hospitality on Edge: What to Know Now about Supply Chain Disruption and Strategy (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Main Stage

If you think there is nothing new in supply chain disruption and management, think again as industry stalwarts unpack what’s happening now, what to watch, and their strategies to get ahead of challenges. 

Panelists

Michael Suomi – PresidentSuomi Design Works
Helen Jorgensen – vice president design & procurementHost Hotels & Resorts
Darlene Henke – , Audit Logistics
Kristen Conry – , Marriott

Defining Luxury for the Boutique/Lifestyle Segment (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

Main Stage

Meet the big-thinkers charting new directions in luxury boutique and lifestyle hospitality—listening to, understanding, and delighting guests every step of the way.

PanelistsMatoula Karagiannis – , Champalimaud
Miriam Torres – , Parker Torres Design
New Concepts in Hospitality (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)

Main Stage

With a mashup of ideas beyond the norm, BDNY talks new concepts, widening the arc of well-designed hospitality-driven places and spaces.

Panelists

Dwayne MacEwen – , DMAC
David Shove-Brown – partner//3877

Note: Agenda subject to change